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Governor Malloy announced Tuesday that he is proposing legislation to ban the purchase and sale of “rate of fire enhancements” to guns in the state. That includes bump stocks, binary trigger systems, and trigger cranks.
Malloy said the proposal will build on Connecticut’s common sense and nationally recognized gun reform legislation.
In a statement, Malloy said:
“Bump stocks are cheap, they are deadly, and they have no place in our society. In Connecticut, we refuse to allow federal inaction to endanger the lives of our residents, despite the best efforts of powerful lobbyists from the NRA. Our state has long been a champion in the fight against gun violence, and today we take a step towards further cementing our reputation as a leader in smart, safe, and commonsense gun reform.”
The Gun Owners Action League (GOAL) based in Northborough, Massachusetts, recently uncovered a letter set to be sent from the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security to all Massachusetts License To Carry (LTC) permit holders. The letter explains that “Retention of a prohibited item [bump stock or trigger crank] beyond the 90 day grace period will expose the owner to criminal prosecution”. The letter also states that possession is illegal even a private home. Essentially, residents are being forced to surrender bump stocks without exception.
The new state law, set to take effect on 2/1/2018, bans “bump stocks” and “trigger crank” devices in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Although the letter has yet to be sent, it appears to indicate that property once legally owned prior to the passage of the new law, would become contraband and would need to be surrendered and destroyed without compensation.
GOAL is weighing options regarding the next course of action and adds “If you have questions about this letter, please contact the MA Executive Office of Public Safety & Security at (617) 727-7775.”
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie ended his last day in office on Tuesday by signing a new law banning bump-fire stocks and ordering their confiscation under threat of heavy fines and imprisonment.
The former Republican presidential contender offered no words of explanation for ordering the ban of a common firearm attachment, the Free Beacon reports.
The bump-fire stock is an accessory that allows a firearms enthusiast to use a rapid fire technique. The legislation cites the Las Vegas mass shooting as the primary reason for the ban. The document states, “On October 1, 2017, Stephen Paddock opened fire on an outdoor venue in Las Vegas, Nevada killing 59 people and injuring at least 530 people in the deadliest mass shooting in the United States’ modern history. According to recent news reports, the rifles found in the gunman’s hotel room were modified with a bump stock.”